77 Lager
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Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #609
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
78
Ranked #45,031
Avg:
3.4 | pDev: 15%
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
106
From:
BrewDog
 
Scotland, United Kingdom
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  10
SCORE
78
Okay
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Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 106
Reviews by dansmcd:
Photo of dansmcd
3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - A fizzy, cloudy, bright orange colour. Thin head with next to no retention.

S - Orange, lemon, with some floral notes.

T - Follows the nose. A slight hoppiness adds to the citrus.

M - Highly carbonated (too much?), light in body, crisp and refreshing.

O - An OK but unambitious pils. A step up from the macros but I probably wont revisit it as so many others in the same price range do the same thing better.

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Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Knapp85
3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This poure out as a clear yellow brew with a white head on top. The head retention an lacing were both pretty off on this beer. The smell of the beer is grainy, fresh and slightly grassy. The taste is also grainy and has some flavors of corn and grass. The mouthfeel was decent, not too exciting. Overall this beer was sessionable and could be enjoyed by many.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 33cL bottle into a pint glass.

A: Head erupts as soon as I open the bottle, voluminously filling the glass, but it soon collapses in on itself. Urine-hued yellow, clear, slight bubbles.

S: Herbal, hoppy, aromatic. Vaguely similar to a spice rub.

T: Good for a lager, not for a pilsner. It's alright. Taste follows smell -- hoppy bitterness, mild herbal flavours, sharp carbonation, smooth sweetish malt to balance it out. Aftertaste is herbally bitter and rather brief.

M: Aside from carbonation, smooth and bland.

D: Not something I would drink often, but definitely drinkable enough. At this price though, you're better off going for a more popular -- if less tasty -- lager or another BrewDog beer (Punk IPA would be my choice).

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Photo of Satyr179
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Zimbo
3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A reasonably deep golden yellow with a full head and not even minimal beading this beer begins being very malt driven. Rather full bodied for the style, the hops don't really make much of an appearance until the malt decides to take a backseat.

Pretty far far off the style IMHO as it lacks the finesse I would associate with a typical pilsner. Bares too much the imprint of the BrewDog Americanesque IPA style.
And a pilsner should be squeaky clean.
This one's a dirty bitch.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.63/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Poured from a 330ml bottle into a (non-real) pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland, on September 18th, 2010. Pours a clear orange-gold with a three finger thin head that quickly reduces.

Smell: The hoppy, clean aroma of a typical lager but with a little pine. Not particularly appealing, but doesn't turn me away.

Taste: Opens fizzy, then a couple notes of pine that are a little unbalanced. The finish is fizzy but crisp. The body isn't built as well as it could be, but this lager is a few notches up from American macros.

Mouthfeel: It's a little overcarbonated, and this lends the beer a sharp coarseness that is unpleasant. The finish is wet, which works for this lager, but doesn't leave me wanting another sip and isn't particularly refreshing in its own right.

Drinkability: I wouldn't have it again. There are far better lagers at this price range. I'm pleased with its 4.9% abv, but the dealbreaker is its lack of ambition: this beer isn't trying to do anything special and while in its own right it's not bad, other beers do the same thing better.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a best-before date of Nov 2011. Label features the usual modern Brewdog branding; the contents are described as a juxtaposition pilsner.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A pale golden colour with slight haziness. Considerable carbonation and a thick fluffy head which lasts for a few minutes before fading away. Smells of light grainy malt and hops.

Tastes of golden malt and has considerable bitterness for the style. Lovely fruit and grass notes from the hops; this is a prominent component of the flavour. Smooth, astringent mouthfeel with some tingling from the carbonation. Leaves a pleasing bitter aftertaste. Tasty and very drinkable.

An excellent beer - not sure how true it is to the traditional pilsner style but it is very nice. Much more flavour than your average lager. Would definitely have this again.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden coloured with a very nice, bubbly head that has okay retention. It settles to a finger sized head with some nice lacing.

Quite well balanced and very hoppy in smell. There is some grain like aroma in there too along with some citrus and herbs as well. Very nice, especially for a pilsener.

I felt this one tasted similar to Punk IPA in some respects, particularly with the pine like taste upfront and the hoppy bitterness that immediately follows. Very nice at the start although somewhat subdued in the finish, yet still a very nice beer.

Crisp in the finish although perhaps slightly too dry. It is smooth & highly drinkable and quite pleasant.

Quite unlike every other pilsener I have tried but in this case different is good. I enjoyed it a lot & is certainly one I'll come back to in the future. Worth a try & a beer that I recommend you try.

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Photo of Wattsox
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle, consumed Mar 2011, BBE Jan 2012.

A - Golden body with decent tight-bubbled head that hangs around for a long time, leaving a lot of cling on the glass.

S - Balanced aroma of grainy malts and grassy hops.

T - Typical to the style of a European pilsner, quite bitter and hoppy with a lingering bitter aftertaste. Not too many elements stand out in the taste.

M - Typical to the style, light to medium body, medium to strong carbonation.

O - Overall probably not too bad as a Pilsner and perhaps an entry level craft beer, but not something I would drink much of again.

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Photo of Posadboy
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of doktorhops
3.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I've been looking forward to a BrewDog for some time now, the allure of a company that touts the strongest beer in the world has been brewing inside me (no pun intended).

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a tulip pint.

A: BAZZAM! This beer does not like being kept under 4 degrees in the fridge - it came bursting out of the bottle like it had something to prove before the slightly tan head died down to nothing. Body is a cloudy honey orange. 4/10.

S: Smells like various herbs and cannabis... a party waiting to go down. The grains are bludgeoned to death by the hops in this so-called Lager. There is also a hint of cut grass (grains?). 7/10.

T: The hops dominate with a spicy/herby character that finishes dry and soured. It's like a challenge thrown down by Brewdog, a gauntlet slapped across the face of US micro-brewers saying "Oi! We Scots can brew complex hop driven beers too"... I like it. There are much stronger beers out there that have much less flavour than this. The only thing that detracts from the taste is that it doesn't really qualify as a Pilsener in my books - it's more of an APA in flavour style... bit of false advertising there. 8/10.

M: Maybe as a result of the explosion of foam that came out of the bottle when I opened it but this beer is fairly flat (making it seem even more like an Ale), not that I have a problem with that. 6/10.

D: It does say "Juxtaposition Pilsener" on the bottle - perhaps that's the juxtaposition (that it doesn't taste like a Pilsener). Who cares? It's a decent beer that goes down well, that herbaceous character is at home with my taste buds any day of the week. 8/10.

Food match: I would juxtaposition this brew with a gourmet pizza and be quite satisfied... in fact I will!

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of grapetonix
2.82/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Hmm, hazy medium light yellow. Not exactly beautiful. Medium head and carbonation. Not impressed...

S: Like with most lagers there is malt skunkiness, but it is far less prevalent than in most cheap lagers. Maybe slight tones of citrus but hard to say. Not offensive, but not the least impressed with this...

T: Plain lager. Very little hop taste. Tastes good for a standard lager but can't really call this interesting.

M: Smooth and easy to drink.

O: Plain lager - You are better off with anything else from Brewdog unless you actually like to drink unsurprising brews.

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Photo of Rossi
3.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Distinctly average pilsener from Brewdog. It's refreshing, malty with a slight taste of hops. Gone is the metallic taste that dominate some of the other Brewdogs, which is a big improvement. The colour is a dark golden and in common with all the Brewdogs I have sampled the head was nicely compacted. Everything is good apart from the taste and mouthfeel which are a little rough in the homebrew tradition.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 106 ratings